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    July 10, 2011
    11:00 - 11:15pm EDT  

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major dick elzinga can be laid to rest. >> we got closure today. >> this is a beautiful service and we really appreciate all the military does to bring their fallen comrades home. >> reporter: at arlington national cemetery, bob barnard, fox 5 news. the news tonight far from over. the news edge at 11:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. thanks for staying with us at 11:00. i'm audrey barnes in for will thomas. is d.c. going to top the nation in the housing market? it looks like fewer sellers have had to drop their asking prices recently. fox 5's roz plater explains those prices are going up. >> reporter: these are apparently the signs of the real estate times. word is things are looking up at least in the d.c. region. susan lohs just sold her
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capitol hill row home at full asking price. same story she says for another home just down the block. >> i think it had open house on saturday but it sold before then on tuesday. so it's a great place for sellers around here right now. >> reporter: according to a new report from the real estate tracking firm clear capital, expect the d.c. region to end the year as the nation's best housing market. while home prices go down nationwide, the group pricks home prices here will rise almost 3 -- predicts home prices here will rise almost 3%. >> i hope we can get some buyers into a bidding war. i think it's very possible. >> reporter: it's why thurston powell is taking the plunge. he's moving to seattle and was debating whether to rent or sell his one bedroom capitol hill condo. >> i've lived here four years and i've seen the good and bad times. it's definitely i think a good time. i've seen properties around the
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last couple months where i've seen for sale signs and i've seen sold within a couple weeks. >> reporter: experts chalk it up to fewer jobs lost here because of the federal government, but all realtors say buyers report feeling better about spending again. >> i think we see a light at the end of the tunnel with the economy. i don't know what color the light is, but we see something and we know that it's going to get better. >> reporter: lohs is buying another home near her husband's new job and said the new mortgage is where she hit an unexpected snag. >> we have what's considered good credit. my husband has a good job. we are what i think is considered pretty good candidates and it has been a run-around. >> reporter: so even with those low interest rates it looks like some banks are still making it hard for some folks to get mortgages. i'm roz plater, fox 5 news. there's a brand-new escalator tonight at foggy bottom metro station. it wasn't scheduled to open
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until tomorrow. the next generation escalators should help relieve long lines of people from having to walk up and down stopped escalators. work now moves to the second escalator. president obama will hold a news conference tomorrow morning about how to deal with the seemingly unending argument over the debt ceiling. tonight he held a meeting at the white house with congressional leaders. aides say house speaker john boehner called the president last night and said republicans would push for a smaller deal. it would cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about the same amount. the administration says that's not enough. >> we need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long term deficit downs over time. we have to do that in a -- deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy that's still healing from the recession. >> everything they've told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an
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economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. >> an agreement between party leaders isn't the end of the fight. it still has to make it through a floor vote. republican presidential candidate tim pawlenty taking shots at gop rivals michele bachmann today telling nbc's meet the press that bachmann has a nonexistent record of accomplishment during her three terms in congress. last month's poll in early voting iowa showed bachmann ahead of the pack, but pawlenty says don't count him out so soon. >> these early polls are not a good indicator of anything. if they were, rudy giuliani or hillary clinton would be president of the united states. they almost never predict the outcome and when people get to know my record in minnesota of reducing taxes, cutting spending, doing healthcare reform the right way no, mandates or takeovers and
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benefited pay reform and the like, i think my campaign will do quite well. >> pawlenty says he's confident he'll finish strong in the iowa republican party's straw poll august 13th. republican presidential hopeful jon huntsman introduced himself to florida voters this weekend. the former governor of utah spoke to a crowd of about 200,000 people in sarasota saturday. the gop candidate says florida will be a critical state for him this campaign season. the people of grand rapids, michigan, are saying good-bye to betty ford. hundreds waited to sign a book of remembrance for the former first lady. president gerald ford's museum is in grand rapids, the couple's hometown. family members will hold a private funeral service at st. margaret's episcopal church at palm desert california where the president and mrs. ford lived after he left office. betty ford died friday at the age of 93. rupert murdoch arrived in
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london for damage control on a recent phone hacking scandal. the news corp. chairman could be seen in the red range rover reading the final edition of the news of the world paper. his son shut down the popular british tabloid as a result of that scandal. public outrage began after allegations that journalists hacked into voicemail accounts of murder victims and families of dead soldiers. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. right now the news edge is everywhere at 11:00. new secretary of defense leon panetta met with u.s. troops in afghanistan today during an unannounced visit. he met with members of a med i vac team and visited the 115th support hospital before addressing troops at camp dwyer. panetta is now in iraq where he will meet with troupes and government leaders. at least one -- with u.s. troops and government leaders. at least one is dead and
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one missing after a boat sinks in russia. a boat carrying more than 100 passengers sank in a river about 450 miles east of moscow. a passing ship saved more than 80 passengers. others made it to the beach on manmade rafts or were saved by rescue workers. a train wreck in the eastern india area killed at least 31 people and injured more than 100. it's not yet clear what caused the derailment, but there are reports the driver did put on the emergency brake. accidents aren't unusual on india's railway network. poor maintenance and human error took the blame for most of those incidents. it's a running of the bulls like only new orleans can do it. one difference from the traditional famed run, these bum bulls are on roller skates. gwen? >> -- these bulls are on roller skates. gwen? >> i'll be back with your full
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forecast and what you can expect heading into the workweek. we'll be right back after the break.  -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol.
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stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ well, the heat was on today. get ready. it's only going to get worse. 91 degrees today at national airport, 90 at dulles and the same at baltimore. we had plenty of sunshine and those temperatures continue to be on the rise. it's even very warm at this hour. 82 degrees right now at
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national. we've got 77 at fredericksburg, 79 hagerstown, 79 degrees at baltimore, 81 degrees at annapolis. here's a look at what's happening down to the south. this is where we'll get our influx of heat and humidity over the next few days. temperatures here into the 90s. we had some triple digits earlier today. ridge of high pressure will slide off the coast. that will allow for all this heat and humidity to move up the mid atlantic. we'll see a big rise in our temperatures heading through the next couple days or so. right now we're dealing with fairly clear skies. that ridge of high pressure is in control, but that ridge of high pressure will continue to move its way until it's offshore tomorrow and that will allow the heat and humidity to build and move in. we'll be dealing with it monday and tuesday. by tuesday it's going to feel like it's about 100 degrees or more. so be prepared for that. when you factor in heat and humidity, the heat indices will continue to rise. tomorrow we're talking sunshine, 95 degrees, a chance of late overnight storms. we've got a weak cold front moving in. that will set us up for a
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chance of storms tuesday. tuesday is the hottest day of the week, 97 degrees. then we're back to dry conditions by wednesday, thursday and friday. make sure you stay very hydrated. don't leave your pets outside and do not leave children in cars for any length of time. this heat definitely can be dangerous. audrey? >> thank you, gwen. we are taking the edge off tonight with a story that is no bull. it's the running of the bulls new orleans style. there were no real bulls at the fifth annual event this weekend, but it's the closest you'll ever see to the real thing in this town. roller derby leagues across country put on the an fuel event that replicates the famous -- annual event that replicates the famous running of the bulls in pamplona spain. let's check in with lindsay murphy for what's on tap with nissan sports xtra. >> the most exciting soccer game and how did brad harper fair in the best of the best of
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the minors and the nats hard luck pitcher, jordan zimmerman hoping to enter the all-star break on a winning note. >> thank you, lindsay. that does it for us. fox 5 news is always on, though, on www.myfoxdc.com. keep it here. sports xtra two minutes away. have a good night.  -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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